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Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken and Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Chicken Breasts are oven-baked with asparagus and red potatoes for one of the easiest weeknight sheet pan dinners!  

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 334 kcal
Author London


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts pounded to 1-inch thick, cut into 4-oz. portions
  • 3 Tbsp. butter melted, or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. honey*
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. asparagus ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces*
  • 1 lb. red potatoes cut into thin wedges*


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare chicken by pounding with a meat mallet until 1-inch thick. If you have large chicken breasts, cut them into four equal 4-ounce portions.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together butter or oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic cloves, honey (optional), salt, and pepper.

  4. Place chicken breasts down the center of a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and brush 2 tablespoons of the sauce over the breasts with a basting brush.
  5. Place potatoes in one gallon-sized ziplock bag and asparagus in another gallon-sized ziplock bag. (You can also do this in two separate large bowls.). Divide the remaining sauce between the vegetables and toss to coat.
  6. Spread potatoes in an even layer around the chicken breasts and bake in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes.

  7. Add asparagus and continue cooking for an additional 12-15 minutes, or until asparagus is cooked to your preference and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  (Can check with a meat thermometer.)

  8. Serve immediately with additional black pepper and lemon zest. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use agave nectar or maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • Feel free to experiment with different potatoes or other vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken and Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 711mg31%
Potassium 1173mg34%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1170IU23%
Vitamin C 24.2mg29%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.